Sampofu hails Geingob as a good manager and leader

KATIMA MULILO: Zambezi Region Governor, Lawrence Sampofu has hailed Namibia’s late President, Dr Hage Geingob, as a people’s person, a good manager and leader.

‘We have lost a man, a visionary leader, a leader who made sure that as he used to say, no one is left out. He was a people’s man, a man who had people’s problems at heart, so that all of us we move in one direction. We have lost a man and a father, who made sure that everybody does not go to bed hungry. So we have lost a giant in the struggle of economic achievement,’ Sampofu maintained.

Geingob who died at the Lady Pohamba Private Hospital in Windhoek on Sunday around midnight where he was receiving medical treatment after returning from the United States was described as one of the first pillars of the Swapo leaders from the 1960s to date.

Sampofu maintained that when Swapo was being formed, Geingob represented Swapo in the United States of America (USA) as head of students there, and 1976 Geingob was appointed as the Director of the United Natio
ns Institute for Namibia in Lusaka, Zambia. He noted that the late Head of State was a leader who paved the way for Namibia’s independence, one who organised and mobilised the Namibian masses, to join the liberations struggles to attain Namibia’s independence.

‘After the 1989 elections, he chaired the Constituent Assembly to write the first Constitution that we have today. A very important Constitution which is rated as one of the best in the world,’ Sampofu stated.

Source: The Namibia Press Agency